Blog Posts - Astrophysicists

Here’s the farthest Galaxy and universe’s old, perhaps the first after the Big Bang

only a reddish puntolino on an image a lot bigger, but very important for Science: the Galaxy pi distant in time and space, and perhaps, the first being formed after the Big Bang, just 480,000 years from the beginning of time and space, at least acco...
by Latest Gadget Info on Apr 21, 2011

Betelgeuse, Betelgeuse, Betelgeuse: Nota Bene #2010-05

“To take people from the music world and give them the same kind of credibility that you give me, Morgan Freeman, Laurence Fishburne, Forest Whitaker—that’s like an aberration. I know there’s some young actor sitting in New York...
by Scholars & Rogues on Feb 9, 2010

Astronomers Watch Most Massive Star Ever Go Supernova

Rare behemoth star produces antimatter and collapses in a runaway nuclear reaction that leaves nothing behind Stars don't tend to go quietly, and the most massive of them all create a supernova explosion 50 to 100 times brighter than normal. Now astr...
by Technology Review on Dec 2, 2009

A WISE View of the Universe

The logo on the left is the official NASA/JPL logo for the Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer a new space telescope scheduled for launch in November of this year. WISE's mission "will provide a vast storehouse of knowledge about
by My Celestia on Jan 20, 2009

Is It Snap, Crackle and Pop When Galaxies and Black Holes Merge ? Part II

There is general agreement among astrophysicists, today, that most galaxies contain black holes at their center. It is, therefore, essentially a given that when galaxies merge, so do their resident black holes. Additionally, these same scientists a...
by My Celestia on Dec 8, 2008

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